Brent Cross Development – Waste, Transport and the Environment

Brent Cross Cricklewood Development Waste, Transport and the Environment
We are not opposed to Combined Heat and Power (CHP)
in principle, but the proposed CHP plant on Tilling Way is
actually an incinerator, covered by the EU Waste
Incineration Directive.
Incineration requires a constant supply of waste and will
attract this not just from Brent Cross but from a wider area
in North London, bringing more transport, pollution and
road congestion.
There is a lack of information on the type of technology
proposed, so it is difficult to assess the full environmental
Management and monitoring of pollutants, including toxic
residues such as dioxins produced by incineration, is not
adequate – some are NOT monitored, others infrequently.
Dioxins are highly toxic chemicals that stay in the body,
and were the cause of the Irish pig feed contamination.
Incinerators contribute to climate change and can
discourage recycling. They are not a source of renewable
energy, but rely on waste and use up valuable resources.
We should be maximizing recycling, not
resources and producing hazardous waste.
We should deal with leftover waste by using more
sustainable alternatives to landfill and incineration, such
as mechanical biological treatment.
The development will encourage more car use, pollution
and congestion even without extra car parking spaces
being built.
An alternative light rail system using existing freight lines
has been proposed as a more sustainable public transport
solution, but this has been ignored by developers.
The transport assessment for the development was
submitted very late, giving little time for adequate
There are also questions about the validity of the planning
application as it was submitted without full documentation.
Have your say - respond to the planning application
by 5th January 2009 by writing to:
Barnet Council
Planning Department
North London Business Park
Oakleigh Road South
London, N11 1NP
Or email
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